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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Feb 14, 2013 11:31pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: What year did "The Lorrae Desmond Show" start, and what year did it end?

It was an Australian variety series that aired on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

I want to submit a page for it on IMDb, but first I need to know what year it started and what year it ended.

Can anyone help with this info?...

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Poster: Quigs Date: Feb 15, 2013 1:58pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What year did 'The Lorrae Desmond Show' start, and what year did it end?

According to Wikipedia, 1982-1991.
Quigs
Does that help Matt?

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Feb 15, 2013 8:51pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What year did 'The Lorrae Desmond Show' start, and what year did it end? - Still need an answer

You are confusing it with "A Country Practice", which unlike the series I was referring to, didn't air on ABC and wasn't a variety series. Additionally, "A Country Practice" was never known as "The Lorrae Desmond Show". I can't figure out how you confused two completely different shows.

I was referring to the 1960s variety series on ABC titled "The Lorrae Desmond Show" (see original post), but thanks for trying.

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Poster: Quigs Date: Feb 15, 2013 10:24pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What year did 'The Lorrae Desmond Show' start, and what year did it end? - Still need an answer

That's what Wikipedia said and all I did was try to help. Lookit up youself Matt.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Feb 15, 2013 11:52pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What year did 'The Lorrae Desmond Show' start, and what year did it end? - Still need an answer

Sorry for being rude, but I am sick of how little info there is on pre-1964 Australian TV shows online. I've tried looking "The Lorrae Desmond Show" up, but Wikipedia and IMDb don't have any infomation, nor do other sites I've come across. The only infomation I can find of the show online is that it won a Logie award in 1962, plus the listings for surviving kinescope recordings on the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) website. Some sites claim it was a talk show, but decriptions of episodes at the NFSA confirm it wasn't, instead it was a variety show. I was hoping someone like Video-Cellar would know more.

By the way, there's also little infomation listed on "Take That" (first Australian sitcom, debuted 1957. Some sites say it ended 1957, others say it ended 1959), which gives an idea of how little respect Australian television history gets. I find it extremely frustrating and it really p****s me off. It's left me in a very bad mood...and we all know I was in a bad enough mood to begin with. Ugh.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Feb 16, 2013 1:57am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What year did 'The Lorrae Desmond Show' start, and what year did it end?

1960-64. The show changed format a few times over its run but mostly maintained a singing, dancing and comedy sketch mix as its focus. It was an hour long show.

There is an extensive online collection of scans of old newspapers and magazines at the National Library's website. http://trove.nla.gov.au you can find a couple dozen articles about the show on there.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Feb 16, 2013 2:26am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What year did 'The Lorrae Desmond Show' start, and what year did it end?

Thank you!!

I'll submit a page for it to IMDb tomorrow!

There's a few other early Australian series I am also curious about..."Hit Parade" (195?-19??), "Take That" (1957-195?), "Animal Parade" (195?-19??), would it be OK to ask about them?

I can understand that you are very busy.

All is really need to know is year-of-start/year-of-end, the rest I can find out elsewhere.

(ugh, I get the feeling I have said something stupid with my reply. I realise I'm a very greedy, selfish person. Also, thanks for the link, I'll check out that site soon, but I haven't quite figured out how to use it yet...I'm very bad at using the internet)

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